Mystery Bird Updates

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Subject: Mystery Bird Updates
From: Trevor Hardaker <>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 07:31:43 +0200
Greetings from Cape Town,

Just a quick update on the two most recent mystery birds on our website at . They are either too easy or too difficult
judging from the lack of comments so far. However, there have been a few
people that have sent us comments. So far, the verdicts are:

Mystery Cuckoo #2: There have been two options suggested here. The bird is
thought to be either an African Cuckoo (Cuculus gularis) or a European
Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus). There have also been suggestions that it is the
hepatic form of the European Cuckoo.

Mystery Gull #6: The 3 suggestions for this bird are more or less equally
divided. They are Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus dominicanus), Cape Gull
(Larus dominicanus vetula) and "Baltic" Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus
fuscus fuscus).

So, put your thinking caps on and send us your verdict on these birds. We'd
love to hear what you think they are and what your reasons for saying so are
as well.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards
Trevor and John
Trevor Hardaker and John Graham
Cape Town, South Africa
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